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Lightning open as moneyline underdog vs Senators


Tampa Bay Lightning

Ottawa Senators
38-24-7 March 20, 2014, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 28-27-13



The Ottawa Senators look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Lightning arrive at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

The Lightning will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 38-24-7 this season, while the Senators are 28-27-13. Tampa Bay is 34-32-3 against the total, while Ottawa is 40-27-1 versus the number.View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 100 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Senators and the No. 22-ranked Lightning, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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The Lightning were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -121 were rewarded, while the 12 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.85 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.62 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 18.67% while the Lightning defense kills off 80.53% of their penalties.

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 22nd
Ottawa at Dallas, Saturday, March 22nd